A recent commission of this beautiful assie.
From his owner....
"Papi is a 3-year old Australian Shepherd male. He’s named after Big Papi of the Boston Red Sox. We enjoy agility and nosework. Occasionally we think his name should have been Frenzy! He’s happy go lucky and very very active...all day long! Never a dull moment."
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Samples below of recent and past commissions. See more at myPet Portrait Gallery here on my website.
A recent commission of sweet little kitty Sammy. He is very much missed. My hope is that a pet painting will help heal a little piece Sammy's pet owners.
This is an 8x10 oil painting
Meet Liberty the Comfort Dog. This 8x10 Framed, signed by me and Liberty, painting will be auctioned at the Lithermans Limited Brewery We Can Be Heroes double dry-hopped pale ale release party in Concord NH, to help raise money and awareness of the important and amazing K9’s working with police and people for peaceful better communities ??❤️
info about the release party
My most recent 11x14 commission. I feel so lucky to be a part of a little bit of healing after a beloved pet has transitioned.
Here is Jojo's story....
Last year for Christmas you painted a beautiful picture of our baby girl, Zoey. We love it. We recently lost our Lab, Jojo. She just had her 14th Birthday, and I would like to have you paint one of her and send to our son who now lives in California.
He picked her from a litter for his 9th birthday. She has been the sweetest, goofiest dog we’ve ever had. Since Zoey’s passing, she rose to the occasion of Queen of the household. Although our son went off to college, graduated in May, and now works in California, she has always been “his” dog. He was devastated about her passing, but knows she is now at peace. We’d like to surprise him with this special gift.
My latest sample painting of Dayna! My hope is to bring some exposure to pets that have been in shelters for way to long and need to find their furever home.
Below is the Facebook post and photos that inspired this pet portrait.
Original Facebook Post from Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland
WE NEED YOUR HELP: Today is day #359 for Dayna at the ARLGP. Next Friday, she will be here for ONE YEAR. She is 4-years-old.
SHE DESERVES A HOME. She’s crate-trained and knows her basic commands. She walks beautifully on her gentle leader and has a minor obsession with squeaky toys of all shape, color, and size. YES, Dayna needs to be the ONLY PET in her home. But THAT'S OKAY, we know there’s a pet-less home out there that could soak up all of Dayna’s sweet kisses and belly rubs. She’s silly and playful, and we are constantly smiling in her presence because of her bubbly personality. We think she’d do best in a country home, where she has space to roam with her people and lounge on some sunny grass.
PLEASE HELP DAYNA BY SHARING THIS POST. The power of social media has done it before, let's do it again! If you are interested in meeting Dayna, PLEASE VISIT US and ASK TO MEET HER (she is not on the main adoption floor).
Thank you, ARLGP friends and family. Let's get this girl HOME!
I started Ramma’s portrait a couple weeks ago in an effort to bring awareness to all the amazing pets at shelters along with the people who help them. Since then I think she has been adopted from the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland. ??
Her painting will now be a part of my sample collection I lovingly show at events to promote my services.
Ramma is an 8x8 oil painting.
Dixie Lee is in foster care via Old Dogs, New Digs. For more information about her or to schedule an appointment to meet her please e-mail them at email@example.com.
This sweet southern gal is Dixie Lee. She has spent most of her 9 years of life in a shelter in Mississippi. She's now made the journey to Maine to find a family to finally call her own. She may need a little time and patience to adjust to home living but she sure is worth it. She would do best in a new home without cats or small animals.
Dixie's foster mom asked her to say a few words about herself:
"I am a dog that is really just learning how to be a dog. Life is scary and I am tentative about most things, but when I have a friend to help me I become less scared. Today that friend was my foster mom. She tried to feed me this strange plastic container. I had no interest and ran back to my bed. To my dismay, she followed me and held out the same strange container in-front of my face for a very long time... OK, I'm exaggerating.. it was for only a few short minutes. Since she hasn't been mean to me during my stay, I decided to placate her and lick the tan stuff in the container. IT WAS MAGICAL! I have never had something so delicious before.. well except for that time when my foster mom put venison in my food bowl.
This place is cool and I am enjoying getting to experience new things, however I still don't like children very much and I prefer the company of females and other dogs to males. I don't bark much and have no interest in the trash, however I do like shoes. What female doesn't?!! I just like to move them, I would never chew them, they are too expensive."
For more information about Dixie Lee please check out the link below...
Below is a short video showing me putting the final touches on this sweet girls pet painting.
I rarely paint a full body portrait, but in this case the reference photo was so compelling that we decided it would be the best way to memorialize her.
"Her name was Star and she was 17 when she died. She was border collie terrier mix but seemed to have more of the terrier traits. I loved her so much. She was great with other dogs, cats and kids.she loved to give you her paw to shake hands. She loved to run and boy could she run. She was like a greyhound when she got going. "
I started Nicole's portrait a year ago as a sample for my portfolio and to raise awareness about the Lucky Pup Rescue group who is helping so many pups and people with adoptions here in Southern Maine and other parts of New England.
Recently Lucky Pup posted on Facebook that Nicole has been adopted...
"Nicole has been in and out of our rescue for a long period of time and she was just waiting for the right person to come along. We are grateful to our friends at White Mountain College for Pets for helping her (and us) in her journey and to her new dad for seeing the love this girl could give."